COLORADO COACHES ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES HALL OF FAME CLASS

The Colorado High School Coaches Association is proud to announce its Hall of Fame class for the year 2020.  This is the 57th class to be inducted.

The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the Radisson Hotel Denver Southeast 3155 S. Vaughn Way, Aurora, CO 80014.  A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner and induction starting at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets for the event may be purchased at the CHSCA web site at www.colohsca.org.

Below is a brief biography of the 6 inductees.

Dave Logan – Football – Cherry Creek

The recognized and loved radio voice of the Denver Broncos has made his imprint on many student athletes as the Football Coach at Arvada West, Chatfield, Mullen, and Cherry Creek High Schools.   A star athlete himself at Wheat Ridge High School, he played collegiately at the University of Colorado.  He garnered All-American status in football while also staring for the Buffs in basketball.  He followed up with an NFL career as a Cleveland Browns receiver and finished as a Denver Bronco.  Logan is one of only three people to be drafted by the NFL, NBA, and MLB.

His football teams have won State Championships at each of his stops.  That number now totals a remarkable seven-top finishes in the states largest classification.  Arvada West won the title in 1997, Chatfield in 2001, Mullen in 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2010, and Cherry Creek in 2014.   His teams have played in eleven state championship games.

The CHSCA Hall of Fame Induction adds to a long list for Logan who has already been inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, the Jefferson County Sports Hall of Fame, the Colorado High School Activities Association Hall of Fame, and the University of Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame.

Logan makes time to give back by speaking at coaching clinics for CHSCA, coaching in the associations All-State Games, and serving as the emcee at recent Hall of Fame banquets.

Ben Montoya – Cross Country/Track & Field – Fountain Fort Carson

The 1973 graduate of Fountain Fort Carson High School returned home to lead the Cross Country and Track & Field Programs at the High School since 1986.  In that tenure his teams   won 6 team state championships in boy’s track and field while claiming second twice.  Under his tutelage 38 individuals stepped to the top of the podium to claim gold medals for the Trojans at the boys state track and field meet.

After completing a stellar career in both Cross Country and Track and Field at Adams State University he stayed in the San Luis Valley.   He coached the Track and Field teams at Center High School and then the Cross Country Teams at Antonito High School.

He received Coach of the Year honors from the Gazette Telegraph in 1987, 2015 and 2016, the Denver Post in 2010, the USA Track and Field 2015, and CHSAA 2011-12.

Ben is the husband of wife Vickie, father of Xavier and Isaac, and stepfather of Neva Archuleta and LeeAnn Isom.

Scott Rienks – Girl’s Basketball – Paonia

A true western slope man, Scott Rienks graduated from Hayden High School in 1982.  He received a BA degree from Western State College in 1992 and began his coaching career at De Beque High School in 1993.  In 2007 he made the move to Paonia High School and continues working there today.

He coached most every sport that needed a coach, but has spent most of his time coaching basketball and most notably girl’s basketball.  His boy’s basketball teams have a 93-63 record while the girls have gone 469-115.  The De Beque Dragons won the boys 1A State Championship in 1998.  In 2010 and 2017 the Paonia Eagles brought home the girls 2A title.    Twice they were runners up.

Rienks was named the Boys 1A Basketball Coach of the Year in 1997 and 1998 and the Girls 2A Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2017.  He coached in the CHSCA All State Games and has been the Coach for the CCGS All State Basketball Game four times.  Twice he has presented at the CHSCA Multi-Sport Coaching Clinic.

Scott and Kelly, his wife of 31 years, are the proud parents of Jordyn and Dagan.  Jordyn was the 2010 2A basketball player of the year while starring at Paonia.   Dagan was named first team all state in both football and basketball.  In addition he played -first base for the state champion and undefeated Eagle baseball team.  He currently starts at tight end for the Colorado Mesa University Mavericks.

David Rice – Football – Revere

The Revere Raiders owned 6-man football from 1988-1997 winning six State Championships.  The man at the helm was David Rice.   Throw in a couple of runner-up trophies during his ten-year period and few were the years when the championship game was void of the teams from Ovid-Sedgwick.   Rice led the baseball teams from 1979-2000.  The Raiders made twelve trips to the state tournament winning one state championship and once taking home the second place trophy.

A 1973 graduate of Arriba High School, which has since closed the doors and gone through consolidation, experienced a similar trend when Revere and Julesburg High Schools combined their athletic programs in declining enrollment to form Sedgwick County.  Rice set the ground work for what has become a premier program in the 8-man football ranks when he filled the role as head football coach prior to moving into retirement in 2012.

The CHSCA Hall of Fame Induction will be an addition to a long list of Coach of the Year Recognitions for Rice along with the 2013 induction into the Colorado Dugout Club Hall of Fame Induction.

Dave and his wife Mary have two daughters, Myriah and Kelsey.  They are proud to be grandparents to David, Eli, and Ava.

Mark Roberts – Cross Country/Track & Field – Lyons 

Mark Roberts has stayed close to home since graduating from Niwot High School in 1984.  He followed that up with degrees from the University of Colorado in 1989 and 95 and moved up the valley to teach and coach at Lyons.

After getting his feet wet in the coaching arena at Niwot assisting in football, basketball, and track, Mark continued to work at Lyons.  In 1996 he moved into the head cross-country coaching position taking over the boys and girls track and field programs in 2000.   Since 2000 the boy’s cross-country teams won six Sate Championships and were runners up six times.  The girls have three titles and four second place trophies.  In boys track the teams have claimed five State Championships with three runners up finishes.  The girl’s track teams claimed four titles and five runners up.

Along with multiple Coach of the Year recognitions Roberts won the coveted Warren Mitchell award in 2018 from CHSCA.  He also was a finalist for the 2018 National High School Athletic Coaches Association Girl’s Track Coach of the Year Award.  He has given of his time to speak at and secure speakers for the CHSCA Coaching Clinics.  Roberts, along with Alan Versaw, worked at the request of CHSAA, to put together the schedule for the combined 2A-5A Colorado High School State Track Meet. He did the layout for the cross-country course at the CHSCA All-State Games.  Roberts is a winner and a giver.

Roberts the family man has been married to Kim for 30 years and they are the grateful parents of Andrew (Annelise), Melissa (Alex), Miriam, Paul, Sarah, Isaac, Kathryn, John, Elizabeth, and David.  They are proud grandparents of Seth, Alexander, Daniel, Shane and Ezekiel.


Kevin Shaffer

Kevin Shaffer

Kevin Shaffer is the founder and owner of the Colorado Preps Network which debuted in the summer of 2003. Kevin and his wife Lanette reside in Fort Morgan and are the proud parents of Lexi and Tyler.

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